Ohio's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Ohio's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Marcy Kaptur Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

Ohio U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 9th Congressional District of Ohio will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Ohio's 9th District is a Democratic-leaning district, and out of 16 total congressional districts in Ohio, incumbent Marcy Kaptur (D) is one of only four Democratic U.S. Representatives in the 113th Congress. Kaptur has been in office since 1983, and she won re-election most recently in 2012 with a margin of victory of 50 percent over Republican candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher.[4] Kaptur's 2014 challenger, Richard May (R), is not expected to pose a serious threat to Kaptur's seat either. As of the April Quarterly FEC report deadline, May had not reported any campaign contributions, whereas Kaptur had $348,843.35 in cash on hand. The Cook Political Report also rated Kaptur's seat as "Solid Democratic."[5]

In the primary election on May 6, 2014, Kaptur ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination, while May easily defeated Robert Horrocks, Jr. in the Republican primary.[6]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 5, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Ohio is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Only affiliated voters can vote for candidates in the primary election; however, voters do not choose their affiliation until election day, when they request a party's ballot.[7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[8]

See also: Ohio elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Marcy Kaptur (D), who was first elected in 1982.

Ohio's 9th Congressional District is located in the northernmost portion of the state and includes portions of Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.[9]


General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Primary results

U.S. House, Ohio District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard May 72.2% 9,587
Robert Horrocks, Jr. 27.8% 3,686
Total Votes 13,273
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[13] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[14] Marcy Kaptur voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[16] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Marcy Kaptur voted for HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Marcy Kaptur

Marcy Kaptur (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$128,695.51$31,267.06$(27,748.17)$132,214.40
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$132,214.40$78,276.00$(60,614.53)$149,875.87
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$149,875.87$125,494.40$(67,002.70)$208,367.57
Year-End Quarterly[21]December 31, 2013$208,367.00$76,205.00$(32,476.00)$252,095.00
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$252,095.86$160,018.00$(63,270.51)$348,843.35
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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An election for Ohio's 9th Congressional District was held on November 6, 2012. The primary took place on March 6, 2012. Incumbent Marcy Kaptur won re-election in the district.[23]

U.S. House, Ohio District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcy Kaptur Incumbent 73% 217,771
     Republican Samuel Wurzelbacher 23% 68,668
     Libertarian Sean Stipe 3.9% 11,725
Total Votes 298,164
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Marcy Kaptur won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Rich Iott (R) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Ohio District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcy Kaptur incumbent 59.4% 121,819
     Republican Rich Iott 40.6% 83,423
Total Votes 205,242

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "KAPTUR, Marcia Carolyn (Marcy), (1946 - )," accessed July 17, 2014
  5. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 17, 2014
  6. Associated Press, "Ohio - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 17, 2014
  7. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions about General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions About General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Ohio Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  10. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 26, 2014
  11. Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, "General Election Independent Candidate List," accessed July 17, 2014
  12. Ohio Secretary of State, "What's on the Ballot?," accessed October 6, 2014
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Marcy Kaptur April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Marcy Kaptur July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Marcy Kaptur October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Marcy Kaptur Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Marcy Kaptur April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  23. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio," accessed November 11, 2012
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013